More social housing turned over to Ironworks, Mill Road
SOME 15 one and two bedroom apartments leased by the council have been handed over to the council by Cambridge Investment Partnership (CIP).
The houses provide much-needed social housing and are part of the council’s commitment to tackle the housing crisis in the city.
Another 15 one- and two-bedroom apartments will be delivered in the new year.
Ironworks at Mill Road offers 236 new studios, one and two bedroom apartments, and two, three and four bedroom houses on the former Mill Road depot site, with 118 privately owned units and 118 council leased units .
As part of the project, a brand new, highly sustainable community center is being built, as well as a new on-site neighborhood park, Eagle Park, which will include a large playground, rainwater gardens and open green spaces.
An extensive public art program is also a key component of Ironworks with £ 200,000 allocated to four commissions.
An additional contribution of £ 3.3million will also go to local schools, parks, sports centers, the NHS, the Chisholm trail and the adoption of open spaces.
Cllr Mike Todd-Jones, Executive Housing Advisor, said: “It’s wonderful to see more local residents moving into these brand new council homes in Mill Road.
“We are extremely proud of what is being achieved in this flagship development, which provides income through the sale of private homes to be reinvested in future new social housing in the city.
Tom Hill, Hill Regional Manager, said: “Ironworks is a great example of our successful partnership and demonstrates our commitment to advancing new housing, creating highly sustainable homes that are fit for the future and play. a key role in regeneration. of the city for years to come. “
Sustainability is an integral part of the design process, and Ironworks homes include increased thickness of cavity wall insulation, mechanical ventilation heat recovery (MVHR), photovoltaic solar panels, garden gardens. rainwater, rills, the creation of new habitats and green roofs.
As part of this development, CIP will also allocate an area across the site ready for a new stage of the Chisholm Trail which will be added at a later date.